Camponotus atra

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Camponotus atra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Hymenoptera
Family: Formicidae
Subfamily: Formicinae
Tribe: Camponotini
Genus: Camponotus
Species: C. atra
Binomial name
Camponotus atra
(Buckley, 1866)

This taxon is considered to be unidentifiable and its identity is uncertain.



Distribution based on type material

United States (type locality).

Distribution based on AntMaps


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The following information is derived from Barry Bolton's New General Catalogue, a catalogue of the world's ants.

  • atra. Formica atra Buckley, 1866: 160 (w.) U.S.A. [Unresolved junior primary homonym of atra Zetterstedt, above (Bolton, 1995b: 86).] Unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Camponotus: Emery, 1895c: 337; Wheeler, W.M. 1902f: 20. [Note: Wheeler, W.M. 1917c: 28 suggests synonymy with caryae.] Unidentifiable taxon; incertae sedis in Formicinae: Smith, D.R. 1979: 1467; in Camponotus: Bolton, 1995b: 86.



  • Bolton, B. 1995b. A new general catalogue of the ants of the world. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 504 pp. (page 86, catalogue)
  • Buckley, S. B. 1866. Descriptions of new species of North American Formicidae. Proc. Entomol. Soc. Phila. 6: 152-172 (page 160, worker described)
  • Emery, C. 1895d. Beiträge zur Kenntniss der nordamerikanischen Ameisenfauna. (Schluss). Zool. Jahrb. Abt. Syst. Geogr. Biol. Tiere 8: 257-360 (page 337, unrecognisable taxon; incertae sedis in Camponotus)
  • Wheeler, W. M. 1902g. A consideration of S. B. Buckley's "North American Formicidae.". Trans. Tex. Acad. Sci. 4: 17-31 (page 20, unrecognisable taxon; incertae sedis in Camponotus)